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Food charities have a new platform

Date: (opens new window)- the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference - has launched Neighbourly Food, a new service designed to fix the logistical problem of re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh food. The UK wastes 15 million tonnes of food per year, according to a 2014 House of Lords report - at a cost of £5 billion. The government (opens new window) has set a target of halving Britain's food waste by 2025, and a petition urging supermarkets to deliver surplus food to charities and vulnerable people has now attracted over 180,000 signatures. Click the link to read more.

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